TCB to regulate mass tourism

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, June, 6th,2019 in News. No Comments

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has come up with a draft strategy to address the issue of mass tourism, foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji said at a press conference last week. Lyonpo, who is also the chairman of the third tourism council, said the issue has also been discussed in the cabinet. “The Prime Minister has […]

Tourism should receive what it deserves: PM

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, March, 5th,2019 in News. No Comments

To assess where the country is lacking while promoting it as a tourist destination, the government will have a flagship programme on tourism, Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering said at the national tourism conference yesterday. “With this flagship programme, it is not just to talk about the industry, not just to promote ourselves but see where […]

His Majesty inaugurates fifth flower exhibition

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, February, 26th,2019 in News. No Comments

Hundreds of people are visiting the fifth Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, which His Majesty The King  inaugurated on February 21 at the Tendrelthang in Samdrupjongkhar. His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo and members of the royal family also graced the exhibition. The Prime Minister, cabinet ministers, senior government officials and representatives of Samdrupjongkhar, the ambassador of […]

In Pictures: Trashigang Tshechu

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, November, 30th,2018 in News. No Comments

More 2,000 people gathered at the courtyard of Trashigang Dzong to witness the unfurling of Guru Rinpoche’s throngdrel on the third day of the annual tshechu. The four-day tshechu that began on November 15 will conclude today. Source: Kuensel

Bhutan a safe tourist destination: TCB survey

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, August, 7th,2018 in News. No Comments

Nine out of every 10 international tourists, almost, have voted Bhutan as a safe tourist destination, according to Tourism Council of Bhutan’s (TCB) exit survey 2017. Similarly, about 91 percent of the regional tourists from India, Bangladesh and Maldives said Bhutan was a safe tourist destination. About 1,428 international visitors were surveyed at the Paro […]

Drugyel Dzong rises from history as 40% is complete

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Monday, July, 30th,2018 in News. No Comments

The project manager for the Drugyel Dzong, Namgay Dorji said that around 40 percent of the structure of the historic Drugyel Dzong is complete. He said that the project is divided into seven phases and so far 3 phases are complete. He said that the Dzong’s proposed completion date is by the end of 2022. […]

Bhutan’s population is 735,553

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, June, 29th,2018 in News. No Comments

Bhutan’s population on an average increased by 8,380 people a year in the last 12 years. The past 12 years saw the population increase by 100,571 persons and touched 735,553 as of May 30 last year. According to the reports of Population and Housing Census of Bhutan (PHCB) 2017, which Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay released […]

People offer wishes to Her Majesty

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, June, 5th,2018 in News. No Comments

Representatives from the Taxi Tshogpa, Centenary Farmer’s Market, National Veterinary Hospital, and health services personnel offered Tashi Khadhar to Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen who turned 28 yesterday. The group received an audience with His Majesty The King, in the presence of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness the Gyalsey. In keeping with the wishes of […]

Bhutan collars Tendrel Zangmo

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Monday, February, 19th,2018 in News. No Comments

A team of foresters and Bhutanese biologists radio-collared a tiger for the first time, a major milestone in the history of tiger conservation. The three-year-old female tiger weighing 110kgs was caught and collared on February 9 at the Royal Manas National Park (RMNP). National Tiger Centre’s (NTC) programme director, Tempa Tshering (PhD), said, “We were […]

Disable friendly restroom opens at Tamchoe

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, January, 19th,2018 in News. No Comments

The first disable friendly highway restroom opened today at Tamchoe, Paro. The toilet built with a traditional architecture has user friendly basins for those on wheelchairs with a hand rail, a ramp and wider door. The toilets also have sensor taps. Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) began the construction work in mid-June last year. A TCB official […]